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The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim-majority countries. Bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said. The measure will affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports....
Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report – toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” – how happy the people are, and why. Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland round out the top five, while the...
Large sacks containing bundles of "crispy" banknotes worth a total of $155,000 (£130,000) have been seized at a Nigerian airport, officials say. The cash, in the local naira currency, was found near Kaduna airport's check-in and was still in sealed packs. An investigation is under way to trace the source of...
Tanzanian public broadcaster TBC has suspended nine staff after it aired a hoax story saying that US President Donald Trump had praised President John Magufuli's performance. The article appeared on a website called Fox Channel. The story, which was broadcast last week, said Mr Trump called Mr Magufuli an "African hero"...
Ace sports broadcaster and senior lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, Moses Foh-Amoaning has bemoaned Coach Avram Grant as the most useless coach to ever manage the senior national team, the black stars. According to him coach Avram Grant did nothing better for the national team and was a...
The Netherlands Embassy in Ghana, has refused to grant the Ghana Special Olympic team visas, to enable to them participate in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Ghana’s 20-man contingent who were scheduled to depart the shores of the country on Monday, March 13, were left...
Two UN officials have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government says. Michael Sharp, a US man, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish woman, were taken by unknown assailants on Sunday, according to a UN official. The pair were taken along with four Congolese support staff into the forest...
Nigeria’s President Muhamadu Buhari on Monday, resumed official duties after returning from London last Friday. Buhari had been in the United Kingdom for 51 days after he extended his vacation to seek medical care. The Nigerian leader took to his Twitter handle @MBuhari to make the announcement: “I resumed work today. I’ve...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said he has never been "so sick" as he has felt in recent weeks. He was speaking to dignitaries in the capital, Abuja, after returning from seven weeks of medical leave in the UK. His absence led to some anxiety in Nigeria with people speculating about...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after weeks of medical leave in the UK and speculation over his condition. The 74-year-old landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna and is expected to travel to the capital, Abuja. The former military ruler left Nigeria on 19...
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